New Delhi, Jun 6 (UNI) The 'dingy' bus shelters dotting the city will soon give way to ''modern design'' stainless steel shelters as part of process of the beautification of Delhi in the run up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Under an agreement signed between the Delhi Transport Corporation and Jindal Stainless Limited, 400 bus shelters uniquely designed and modeled in stainless steel will be built across the city in the next couple of years, imparting a ''swanky look'' to the bus stops.
The agreement was signed between DTC Chief General Manager V K Bhatia and Jindal Steel director N C Mathur.
The 400 bus shelters will come up close on the heels of successful execution and installation in Phase I of 225 modern bus shelters by Jindal stainless steel.
The contract will have a capacity augmentation of another 25 per cent apart from the variation of 10 per cent and be executed over the concession period of 10 years on a BOT basis.
The bus shelters will adorn the capital's key bus routes from Dhaula Kuan to ISBT in the clockwise direction, rendering an impeccable infrastructure view through the entire stretch of ring road. Stainless Steel, with its natural sheen and aesthetic appeal, is all set to transform Delhi's arterial routes in appropriate league to the upcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mathur said, ''Stainless steel has come a long way from its conventional usage in kitchenware and utility items and edges over mild steel or other building material for modern world's architecture, building, construction and transport sector at large. While most material can corrode and degenerate over long use, stainless steel promises unbeatable lifecycle durability and offers natural properties of corrosion resistance, high tensile strength with minimum maintenance and 'green' recyclable metal.'' The modular stainless steel bus shelters by Jindal stainless ensures vandal proff maximum comfort, accessibility and contemporary design element for public use and to enhance city scape alike,'' he added.
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